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Should I remove FLV Downloader 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
45% remove it55% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,933
United States Rank #29,546
Reach 0.0040%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 50.77 days
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Average installed length: 99.48 days

FLV Downloader 5


FLV Downloader 5 is a software program developed by Kotato. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 31.62 MB (33,152,279 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 48% of users of FLV Downloader 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.kotato.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kotato\FLV Downloader\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Kotato\FLV Downloader\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 31.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FLV Downloader 5

  • FLVD_IE.dll - FLV Downloader (Internet Explorer Extension)
  • FLVDownloader.exe
  • FLVP_WS.dll - FLVP_WS Module (Windows Shell Extension)
  • FLVC_WS.dll - FLV Converter
  • FLVConverter.exe
  • FLVPlayer.exe - FLV Player

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • FLVC_WS.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Kotato.FLVConverter' with a class of {4FE61B55-34A6-4A5C-94AD-4F38810C7850}.
  • FLVP_WS.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Kotato.FLVPlayer' with a class of {8C9FE2BB-B68E-4877-8E45-09E9A6901A45}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • FLVD_IE.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'FLVDownloader.IE' with a class of {CE05F28D-3D35-43F0-ADA3-B4F2391253E3}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FLVDownloader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Kotato\FLV Downloader\FLVDownloader.exe'.

How do I remove FLV Downloader 5?

Quickly and completely remove FLV Downloader 5 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall FLV Downloader 5 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FLV Downloader 5, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove FLV Downloader 5.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by FLV Downloader 5 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 57%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 45%
Keep it 55%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 57.14%
Windows 7 37.50%
Windows Vista 3.57%
Windows XP 1.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.71%
Windows 10 Home 8.93%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 8 Single Language 5.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.69%
  Australia 7.69%
  India 6.15%
  Canada 3.08%
  Egypt 3.08%
  Italy 3.08%
  Netherlands 3.08%
  Norway 3.08%
  Thailand 3.08%
  BW 1.54%
  Germany 1.54%
  Estonia 1.54%
  Spain 1.54%
  United Kingdom 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.96%
Dell 13.04%
Lenovo 13.04%
Acer 10.87%
ASUS 6.52%
Sony 6.52%
Toshiba 4.35%
Samsung 2.17%
Medion 2.17%
Intel 2.17%
Common models
Sony SVE15125CNB 6.12%
Dell XPS 8700 4.08%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.08%
Sony SVE1713T1EB 2.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite L850 2.04%


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